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Which MMO to teach a beginner is best?



  • keithiankeithian Los Angeles, CAPosts: 3,097Member Uncommon
    The  choice would have been WOW if it wasn't for the level 20 cap. I hated Aion, so there is no way I'm going to have a beginner try that.

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  • VendettaDFAVendettaDFA Pleasant Hill, MOPosts: 72Member
    Originally posted by keithian
    The  choice would have been WOW if it wasn't for the level 20 cap. I hated Aion, so there is no way I'm going to have a beginner try that.

    No problem .. my recommendation is based on the "current " state of Aion, which from what I understand has evolved significantly from the original form which I hadn't played.  Good luck on the LOTRO experiment hope they like it.

  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 3,565Member Rare

    Is your loss(his actually).

    Unless he is keen to learn(i.e. Belongs to the 2nd group), I see him dropping MMOs altogether.

    PM me. You will have WoW.

    Edit: To hell with it! Glory to Asuryan and Good! Google notlem(arrange it so it is a word of English). Plus the game you want after that(game set on Azeroth). Enjoy!

  • TuyetTuyet Marietta, GAPosts: 135Member
      WoW is probably a good choice but another option no one has mentioned is Ryzom. During my years of playing Ryzom I ran across a few players that played Ryzom as their first or only MMo and enjoyed it. Its also F2P for quite a while and very friendly to Duo play --- its skill based and any player can train any skill so if both players train some healing actions they can heal one another even if in tank gear. Very enjoyable game for 2-3 months even if you don't get into it for years like i did.
  • RimmersmanRimmersman MonacoPosts: 885Member
    He would love Ryzom.

  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,903Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by keithian
    I need to introduce someone to MMOs (PVE centric).  Curious to get your thoughts as to which ones you think might still be enjoyable and not overwhelm someone while still not boring me to death. WOW? LOTRO? GW2? SWTOR? AOC? Pros/Cons? Best for Groups of 2? Remember, newbies dont understand stats in most cases.Thanks.

    World of Warcraft. very user friendly tutorials from level 1.
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  • bliss14bliss14 eleva, WIPosts: 572Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    World of Warcraft, hands down.  It was never very "difficult" but they've been slowly dumbing it down to the point of obsurdity.  It's like the McDonalds of MMO's now.  Accessible, possibly addictive, no real value.

    C'mon if you're a really active person McD's is ok right?  All those calories to fuel your active lifestyle?

  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 2,059Member Uncommon
    Well he's not going to get far in lotro for free. They cut you off from all quests after the newbie area. I would say swtor if he likes story at all.
  • FirzenizerFirzenizer JyvPosts: 6Member

    Might wanna try Darkfall UW, when it's realeased tomorrow :D Very noobie friendly. You will just get your a** kicked every other time you go out there to kill your goblins like a proper WoW carebear.

    Yea, well sarcasm... But tbh I would say it would be awesome game for anyone who likes FPS games and likes that there is some skill involved other than facerolling keyboard and hoging potions. On Darkfall you actually feel like you are making a differece to the world. Your clan/alliance is actually shaping the game world by ruling certain areas. It just feels real. Having crap in your pans every 30 minutes when someone suddenly jumps on you from a tree.

    But if you are just looking for a usual level-based grinder game with dungeons and all that "fancy" stuff that anyone can be good at, I would say RIFT does a pretty good job at that, also Guild Wars 2 is nice for that, but the dungeons aren't as good as on RIFT.

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